Free online tool for designing reliable generator systems now available for vital healthcare facilities, for whom a power outage could be catastrophic

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Connecticut-based Preferred Utilities Manufacturing offers software solution to senior care institutions and nursing homes already under pressure by mandatory COVID-19 quarantines

Backup generator system

A modern, reliable backup generator system might be more vital than ever in 2020

We recognize the incredible strain that recent events are causing to vital healthcare facilities.... Having reliable back-up power is critical, and anyone can use our online tools to find out what they need to make that happen.

In times of widespread uncertainty, the dependability of our most essential life-sustaining utilities becomes even more important. The proliferation of COVID-19 has forced critical healthcare facilities into mandatory isolation, and the availability of service and repair workers is becoming limited due to quarantine-related workforce reductions. These facilities must maintain constant power, and with hurricane season approaching in the spring, this becomes an even more pressing concern. Preferred Utilities Manufacturing now offers a set of free online tools that anyone can use for designing these emergency generators and planning fuel loads.

Emergency generators are playing a crucial role in ensuring that these facilities have an uninterrupted source of power available "off the grid" as needed. Preferred’s free online tools are designed specifically to help facilities not only design the most functional emergency generator plan, but also to meet rules and regulations like those in Florida that require critical healthcare facilities to have effective generators.

“Our web tool really provides a head start on emergency generator design and planning,” David Eoff, Preferred’s National Manager. “One of its most important features is the capability to calculate fuel load needs and main tank storage size, as well as fuel oil pumps and piping systems. These things are often regulated by the state, so accuracy is paramount.”

Engineers can design a system for any number of generators, with a standard pump control program that can handle up to two-day tanks and up to two main storage tanks. No programming and minimal engineering are required. This is important for any facility that is without sufficient backup emergency generators, but it's especially crucial for those that could be facing the beginning of hurricane season while still on virus-related lockdown.

“We recognize the incredible strain that recent events are causing to vital healthcare facilities and the public at large, with the older end of the population widely considered to be the most at-risk,” said David Bohn, President and CEO of Preferred Utilities Manufacturing. “Having reliable back-up power is critical, and anyone can use our online tools to find out what they need to make that happen.”

For more information about Preferred's online design tool, visit

About Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation:

Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation is an engineering-based manufacturer of fuel oil handling systems, boiler instrumentation and controllers, high quality burners, nuclear power plant outage reduction tools, and related component parts for commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. Preferred Utilities Manufacturing applies continuous research and development to existing products, helping them to lead the industry with new and innovative power plant solutions. Their manufacturing, engineering, and administrative headquarters is located in Danbury, Connecticut, with regional sales and service offices throughout the United States. Founded in 1920, Preferred Utilities Manufacturing Corporation is celebrating a century in business this year.

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